The Manfrotto Compact Ball Head with Quick Release is constructed of die-cast aluminum and strong enough to support Maven spotting scopes and binoculars. It has a single repositionable locking lever, ±90° tilt movement, plus a friction control for precise positioning. The head to tripod attachment has 3/8'' female threads. Additionally, the Quick Release has a safety system to prevent an accidental detaching from the head. Weighs 14.81 oz.